Riots, Chaos, Anarchy – Weaponizing The Workplace

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ray-gano-medRiots in Baltimore are now at war zone levels. We are now seeing other cities in the US… New York, DC, Detroit. How many people were caught off gaurd and at work when these riots broke out? How many people are dependant on public transit? What about just getting to your car safely if some sort of riot broke out in your area.

In fact, what would happen if you got a lone crazy in your office or work area wreaking havoc, what would you do?

Like it or not, we are now living in perilous times and we need to start thinking on how we can defend ourselves from the ever growing hateful world out there.

Scripture warns us of this taking place.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

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If you have been paying attention, you clearly see that this is taking place and more and more people are looking to do harm to their fellow man.

Defend Yourself & Weaponize Your Workplace

If you are under 65, odds are that you spend a good amount of your time at your place of employment.

If you are like most people, you work in a cubical; so why not weaponize your area?

How many of you drink tea or coffee at the office? Do you have your own mug? I know that I did and I was never without it the entire time I was at the office. Where ever I was, my mug was with me.

So why not “weaponize” this and replace that Garfield The Cat coffee mug with a stainless steel coffee mug? People are used to seeing you with a coffee mug, they will not think twice seeing you with a weaponized stainless steel coffee mug.  In fact, most of your co-workers will not even realize it is a weapon. They will just think that your spouce got you a cool present and that will be the last of it. They will not see a weapon and the odds are that neither will someone who wishes todo you harm.

stainless-mugThink about this and understand how you weaponize this simple everyday item. You put a few fingers into the handle and swing it like crazy. Smash this up against the face or side of the head and the assailant will know it. Hit the person hard enough and you might be able to drop them to the floor.

Stainless Steel Coffee Mug – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Stainless-Mug

The key is to have things in you work area that do not raise suspicion. Look around your area. Look in your desk. What can you weaponize?

Everyone has pens and letter openers in their desk or in their work area. Think tactical and weaponize these simple items and you then have a tactical letter opener or tactical pen.

Tactical Letter Opener / Pen Set – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Tactical-Letter-Opener

In fact here is the pen the tactical pen that I carry all the time, the Uzi Tactical Pen. I have had my Uzi pen now for about 4 years. I love this pen and it writes great. I like that I can get refills for it and it keeps writing.

Uzi Tactical Pen – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Uzi-Tactical-Pen

break-apart-scissors-webAnother weapon that you may not think about is scissors. But we are weaponizing ourselves and our environment.

Here is a great pair of scissors that will break apart and turn into two knives. Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors. You can break these apart and put one in each hand. If you have been practicing the “heaven 6” duel stick form, then using these will be a breeze.

Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissorshttp://tinyurl.com/PZ-Break-Apart-Scissors

If you do not know about the Heaven 6 form, here is my old teacher from Texas teaching Heaven 6 with knives – http://youtu.be/sr8nMpHRTSE

Here is my teacher giving a GREAT very easy knife drill that anyone can do in any shape or condition, this is a great technique especially for women – http://youtu.be/v2IMqjlEd_4

Every workplace has a stapler, this makes for a great impact weapon. Ever use a stapler to staple sheets of paper on the wall? You know how the open up so you can place the stapler end flat against a large flat surface? NOW… if you grabbed the stapler by the the “handle” side and allowed the “foot” to dangle free, you have a weapon that resembles an old fashioned Sap. The common ol’ stapler that most offices have are tough, sturdy and are built to take a beating. Just look at how often people slam it to staple a few pieces of paper. They have to be built tough. If your hand can wrap all the way around the stapler, you can use it as an impact weapon in an “ice pick” sort of method. Or you can wrap your hand around it making a fist with it and punch a person with this, just like someone would hold a roll of dimes or brass knuckles.

Common Office Staplerhttp://tinyurl.com/PZ-Stapler

Maybe having a steel knife is not allowed at the workplace, then go with Cold Steel’s Nightshade / FGX series of nylon knives.

Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Boot Knifehttp://tinyurl.com/PZ-Nightshade-knife

Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Tantohttp://tinyurl.com/PZ-Nightshade-Tanto

Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Tai Pan Daggerhttp://tinyurl.com/PZ-Nightshade-Taipan-Dagger

The great thing about the CS Nightshade series is that they are a tough nylon that can stand up to a fight in an emergency. You can also take 440 / 800 grit sandpaper and literally put a close to razor’s edge on these knives.

woman-scissorsBecause these are inexpensive, you can keep these nylon knives all over the work environment and even at home. Because they are impervious to the weather, you can keep them in your planter bed, in a fish tank, in the shower, in your car, in your potted plant at work, you can hide these just about anywhere and there is a perfect knife for every place you may want to hide one.

You can use one as a letter opener, or just keep one in each top drawer in your desk. Use the Nightshade / FGX spike in a potted plant. All the women usually have some teddy bear or stuffed animal in the office, slice the top of the head and slip one of these knives inside the stuffed animal and set it on your desk.

Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Skean Dhu — http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Pocket-Dagger

These are very affordable so you can purchase 5-6 of these and hide them all over your office cubical as well as put them in strategic areas around your office that only you know of. For example get some Gorilla Duct Tape and tape one under the bathroom sink so that you know where it is, but it will not be easily found. Tape a Nightshade / FGX knife under the sitting area of your desk so that you have it right at the finger tips all you have to do is drop your hands in your lap and reach up under the desk to pull it off.

Hiding the Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Knife just about anywhere is possible. Then if and when the time arises, you have a weapon that is not rusted and is light and easy to use.

Gorilla Duct Tape – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gorilla-Duct-Tape

Start thinking about what you can wear that will not attract attention that you can weaponize.

Everywhere I go I wear my Infidel baseball cap and a baseball cap can be weaponized. I just discovered something called a Strike Spike. The Strike Spike are these wickedly sharp little discs that are meant to be threaded onto the strap of a baseball cap. If an enemy comes at you, it is natural instinct to raise your hands to protect your face. You can use this movement to then grab the bill of your baseball cap and then strike at the enemy with these Strike Spikes attached. These little babies turn your hat into a weapon. – and for $9.46 w/ Prime at Amazon, you can afford to outfit multiple hats with a set of these.

The Strike Spikehttp://tinyurl.com/PZ-Strike-Spike

Ray’s Infidel Baseball Cap – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Infidel-Cap

gotcha-cap-webNOW, if you liked those Strike Spikes, then add fuel and check out the GOTCHA cap. This is a baseball cap that has a built in weapon in the bill of the hat called the “HANOVER TOOLBOX” which is a Low Profile Less-Lethal Self-Defense Tool.

Here is how this weapon is described…

HANOVER TOOLBOX was created by a rare collaboration between three professional independent enterprises, all well-known leaders in their specific line of expertise; FAB-Defense® well experienced development team, product designer Dov Ganchrow and martial arts expert Yaron Hanover. The unique product line is designed to insure that you will never be caught empty handed. Advantages: Made of reinforced durable polymer composite Easily carried – very compact State-of-the-Art ergonomic design Provides a simple and comfortable carry method Protection from the sun and much more Quick and easy to use Always within reach.

Gotcha Baseball Cap – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Gotcha-Cap

I am also a huge fan of Cold Steel’s Inferno Pepper Spray. This is not really a spray, but a foam that once it makes contact it melts. I like this compared to other sprays that can actually mist back into your face. Unless the wind is blowing, the Cold Steel Inferno will maintain its foam consistency till it hits the target. Folks this stuff is bad news to whom ever gets sprayed with this stuff. They make it in all sorts of sizes, but for the office or work environment, they make a pen spray that slips into your shirt pocket. These are inexpensive and you can put one in your pocket, purse, keep a few in your desk at work, in your backpack, briefcase, you can keep these all over and never draw attention to what it is.

Cold Steel Pepper Spray Penhttp://tinyurl.com/PZ-Cold-Steel-Pepper-Pen

concealedmoneyclip-webSomething that I discovered a few years ago was the Self Defense Money Clip. I travel a lot and I have never had a problem getting these aboard an aircraft. These are great punching weapons that will do some serious damage. They are made from aircraft aluminium and you can put an edge on it so it will do more damage, but not so sharp that it will slice a hole in your pants. I have mine with me all the time and it is easy to pull the bills off with your fingers while it is still in your pocket and then slip it over your middle finger.

Self Defense Money Clip – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Self-Defense-Money-Clip

I highly recommend that people keep a good flashlight at their desk in case of an emergency. I have a couple that I recommend and I own both.

First is the Zap Million Volt Flashlight. This is actually a rechargeable million volt stun gun and it is wicked. But you know what? It has a pretty good flashlight on it as well. This is perfect for the office, for on walks, keeping in your purse or backpack, use it to walk to your car, there are a lot of uses for it. I have had mine for over 2 years and it still holds a great charge and push the button and it is like lightning going off. It is very easy to operate and even in a panic one could use it with ease.

zap-flashlight-webThe Zap Flashlight is also hefty enough that if you wanted to use it as an impact weapon, well it would do the job. It has some weight to it and it is a tad bulky. That is good when you need to slam this into someone and then let them have a million volts. You get this on any bad guy and push the button, they will drop. THEN.. while you have them down, I would zap them again for a good 10 seconds to make sure they are not getting back up for several long minutes. This is a good time to pull out the Cold Steel Pepper Spray and spray the bad guy in the face for a double whammy. They will not be getting up and good chances are that you will be the hero of the office for taking out the bad guy.

Zap Million Volt Flashlighthttp://tinyurl.com/PZ-Zap-Million-Volt-Flashlight

Now if you need serious light but also want to have some sort of impact weapon, then the Fenix PD35 is a great flashlight. I have one and I also got one for Tracye. These run on CR123 lithium batteries so they last a long time. I use mine almost daily and if I think that I will be out after dark, I clip it to my belt next to my cell phone holster.

This is a great light because it has multiple light settings, but set on the highest it shines around 900 lums. Point that in a bad guys face and it will blind them long enough for you to make a move and run or protect yourself.

This light also as a strobe setting that is nice, but you need to be thinking ahead of time to be able to use it and time it properly. It is effective and it will blind a person as well as possibly confuse them for a second or two, again long enough to get away or draw one of your weapons to defend yourself.

Fenix PD35 960 Lumen CREE LED Tactical Flashlight – http://tinyurl.com/PZ-Fenix-Tactical-Flashlight

This is just a few ideas that can help you weaponize your workplace. But just because you have all these weapons around you, it will not help unless you practice situation awareness. You need to pay attention and grow eyes in the back of your head so that you have those few precious seconds to assess the situation, think out a quick plan and then weaponize yourself so that you can defend yourself and possibly protect those around you.

I want people to be prepared. We have enough sheep that will be slaughtered. We need the Sheep Dog.

NOW… Go Weaponize Yourself & Your Environment.

In His Service,

Ray
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